So I looked up the first time mum grant, the one time £500. Big fucking surprise its yet another thing that im not entitled to. Why the fuck do I work all hours to be told im not entitled to any help whatsoever. Im already worse off on maternity for having the cheek to be self-employed. My OH earns a decent packet, £26K. That wage and mine just about covers the mortgage, loan payments, bills. Etc The money we live on is from his second job which is as a personal carer. Thats only an extra 5k a year (We have an elderly gent with learning disabilities stay at our house a coupke days a week.) So with his job, my job, and the second job, thats a combined 100-120 hours a week yet we dont have anywhere near the disposable income of someone living single, in a free house with a free 500quid, all the tax credits under the sun and god knows what else. Why the fuck do we bother.